[microsound-announce] field recording workshop NYC

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Sat Apr 10 10:15:20 EDT 2010

As part of my upcoming USA tour, I will be giving a two-day field 
recording workshop at Harvestworks in New York City. Please check my 
blog for more details about my other USA dates... www.macumbista.net

*Soundtransit-The Art of Field Recording*


Wednesday & Thursday, April 21 & 22 6:30 – 9:30pm $100

Field recording, or phonography, is the art of recording sounds as they 
are found “in situ”, rather than those created in a studio or concert 
hall. There are as many ways of approaching field recording as there are 
field recordists, with interests ranging from recordings of natural or 
urban environments to improvised situations or soundwalks to the 
resonance of solid objects or the Earth’s atmosphere.

The first session of this workshop provides a theoretical introduction 
to the various microphone techniques and recording strategies used for 
field recording, as well as special tools which allow phenomenon such as 
physical motion, electromagnetic waves and light can also be converted 
into sound. This will be followed by a night-time recording excursion 
into the city.

The second session consists of a critical listening session of the 
sounds gathered the night before. Key concepts to be explored include 
musical and cinematic metaphors of sound, composing the cityscape and 
communicating senses of place and space through sound.

Participants may wish to upload their finished recordings to the 
Soundtransit.nl website, where they can be used to plan sonic journeys 
between hundreds of locations around the world.

While the instructor can provide one shared recorder and microphone, 
participants should bring their own recording equipment when possible. 
Derek Holzer can provide a simple pair of binaural microphones for sale 
at a cost of approx $35. They terminate in a right-angle stereo minijack 
plug, and use the plugin power from the stereo microphone input of the 
recorder. Please indicate before the workshop date if you would like to 
buy a pair, and please check that your recorder provides this plugin 
power (most with minijack stereo mic inputs do) before requesting them.
::: derek holzer ::: http://macumbista.net :::
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